Ryan Hocking

Sept. 11, 1987-July 20. 2007

Ryan David Hocking, 19, died as a result of an ATV accident, July 20, 2007.

He was born Sept. 11, 1987 to David and Tina Hocking in Dallas, Texas.

He grew up in Atwater, Calif., where he attended Atwater High School and was a Falcon football player and homecoming king.

After graduating in 2005, Mr. Hocking moved to Florissant, Colo., where he worked in construction with his dad. In May 2006 he moved back to Atwater to spend one last summer enjoying life with his friends.

He is survived by his parents, Tina Larsen and husband Jeff of Sweet Home; David Hocking and wife Laura of Florissant, Colo.; brothers, Devin Larsen, Mark, Benjamin and Donovan Hocking; sisters, Brittany and Bethany Hocking; grandparents, Butch and Dori Lawrence of Sweet Home; Linda and Bill Roupe of Mariposa, Calif., Liane Hocking of Merced, Calif., Dave Hocking of Atwater, Norm Larsen of Merced, CA; great-grandmother Beth Hocking of Pontiac, Mich.; uncles and aunts Melvin Lawrence and Todd Lawrence of Winton, Calif., Kenny and Angela Weld, of Sweet Home, Chris Hocking of Merced, Terry and Edna Larsen of Sweet Home, and Randy and Diana Heller of Atwater.

Viewing will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, July 25, at Sweet Home Funeral Chapel. A funeral service will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday, July 26, at Sweet Home Funeral Chapel followed by interment at Gilliland Cemetery.

A memorial service will also be held in Atwater at 1 p.m. on Saturday, July 28, at Evergreen Christian Center, Winton Way, Winton, Calif.

Contributions can be made to the organization of one’s choice in Mr. Hocking’s name.